Welcome from the Head of Department

Thank you for taking time to read our newsletter. I have been appointed as Acting Head of Department 2018. As my first newsletter as acting Head, I would like to take this opportunity to recognise Prof Jane Gunn for her excellent leadership of the department for the last decade and congratulate her on her prestigious appointment as Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Prof Gunn will continue her role in the Department of General Practice as Chair of Primary Care Research and will work closely with me and our Department on continuing to build on our research strengths.

In this edition, we welcome our new students. We are also delighted to share with you the links to the media coverage generated by some of our research. I also take this opportunity to thank the many GPs, Practice Managers, Practice Nurses and Practice Staff who are once again enriching the education of our medical students during their GP placements and/or participating in research projects.

A/Professor Lena Sanci, Acting Head of Department.